Play and Learn Everyday: Heuristic Play Treasure Basket

Heuristic Play Treasure Basket

This Heuristic Play Treasure Basket is a great introduction for small babies to a variety of different sensory objects to explore and discover.

Article about heuristic play with loads more ideas for baby treasure baskets

I like the way these treasure baskets are materials focused. Helps the child to compare and contrast objects Treasure Baskets - put little collections in baskets.

Stuff the OBall! A fun heuristic play activity for babies and toddlers! | Little Worlds Big Adventures

Stuff the OBall Heuristic Play Activity for Babies

Transform your OBall into a fun heuristic play activity for your little one by getting creative with baby safe random items from around your home.

How to make a sensory treasure basket for baby.  Kids get bored with plastic baby toys  Heuristic Play Part I - The Treasure Basket | Little Acorns to Mighty Oaks

How to make a sensory treasure basket for baby. Kids get bored with plastic baby toys Heuristic Play Part I - The Treasure Basket

interesting items to add to basket - this was a gift basket idea, but it struck me as a great tactile experience.

Heuristic Play

Yesterday afternoon I had the great pleasure of selecting and preparing some new resources. After searching high and low in and around the town where my setting is situated, I returned with arms la…

For anyone who hasn't heard of this before, the point of Heuristic Play is that the natural resources can be used /  combined / played with in any way the child wishes, there is no pre-determined outcome.  Alot of toys nowadays need to be played with in a specifice way, whereas Heuristic Play allows a child to use their imagination and be creative, without any pressure to produce / achieve something.

Heuristic Play: natural resources can be used / combined / played with in any way the child wishes, there is no pre-determined outcome; allows a child to use their imagination and be creative, without any pressure to produce / achieve something.

Egg cartons used for sorting - fine motor skills - Stomping in the Mud ≈≈

Egg cartons and natural materials used for sorting - fine motor skills - Stomping in the Mud

Natural Treasure Baskets | Fine Solutions - noticed an old shaving brush like my granddad had!

I have two variants of this. The 'things from nature' basket which just has shells, wood, stones, feathers etc and 'natural objects' basket including many items from here. This was an easy place to start.

Montessori Spectrum Hand Kites by CakeInTheMorn

Montessori Spectrum Hand Kites - Personalized Hand Kite - Waldorf Wind Wand - Set of 5

Baby heuristic play tray with reflective and metallic obejcts | via The Imagination Tree

Baby and Toddler Sensory Play Tray: Reflections

Baby heuristic play tray with reflective and metallic obejcts Love this idea - need to try and find a mirror base!

Heuristic Play- Treasure Baskets - The Imagination Tree. A variety of objects from around the house in different sensory baskets. Reflective materials, wood/natural, noise basket, textiles, etc. for some examples.

Heuristic Play- Treasure Baskets

Article about heuristic play with loads more ideas for baby treasure baskets

I like the way these treasure baskets are materials focused. Helps the child to compare and contrast objects Treasure Baskets - put little collections in baskets.

Handles, locks and switches for heuristic play. Have a larger door frame surrounding it with only one key the parent has so parent can always unlock it :)

Handles, locks and switches for heuristic play. Have a larger door frame surrounding it with only one key the parent has so parent can always unlock it :)

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